A study aiming to clearly visualize the percentage of different types of land ownership within the boundaries of Sofia Municipality. Both the prevailing ownership in each of the 24 administrative districts of the Capital and the ownership by functional groups were studied: transport, landscaping, public service, water bodies, residential and industrial areas.
The study provides a basis for future temporal comparisons by type of property and would support the managerial drive to harmonize the city and its saturation with public functions and social infrastructure.
Predominant private property is often a problem in the urban planning process, given the need for costly expropriation or land acquisition. The findings of this analysis would help to better prioritize city governance and increase the quality of life in all neighborhoods and settlements in the municipality.